Movie Review : Carry on Jatta 2 | Gippy Grewal
Directed by Smeep Kang, the comedy-drama features Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binnu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla, B.N. Sharma and Karamjit Anmol in the pivotal roles. While most of the characters have been retained from the prequel, Sonam Bajwa has replaced Mahie Gill as the lead actress.
A sequel that took six years to make, has proved itself worth the wait. With comic situations arising out of mistaken identities and conned relations, the film has safely based its formula for success on the same premise as its prequel, comedy of errors. The story seemingly is same but the ‘ghodi’ has been replaced with a ‘kundi’ and Mahie Gill has been replaced with the beautiful Sonam Bajwa. Gippy Grewal, Binnu Dhillon and Gurpreet Ghuggi’s trilogy is unmatched as they deliver effortless peformances that knead the abdominal muscles in the most laughter provoking way.
With the protagonist, Jass finding desperate measures to pursue his ambition of going abroad, marrying an NRI seems the easiest. And when he finds a willing lady in Meet, he only has to clear one obstacle, that of finding a family to call his own. However, this only obstacle also becomes the most challenging for him, and is also the theme of the plot, leading up to mix-ups and cover-ups about who is Dhillon’s actual son and Meet’s real husband. While most of Punjabi cinema relies on comedy to call their shots, Carry On Jatta franchise has taken its comedy to a more refined level, breaking the clutter of predictable timings and jaded dialogues.
As Jass colludes with his wily friend Honey, to conceive a family for the orphaned protagonist, therein is the situational comedy. Meet and Dhillon are being tricked by Jass and Dhillon’s own son Goldy, to promote the love, and NRI interest of his friend Jass.
Smeep Kang has woven the characters well and the cinematography is clean and upgraded, better than many Punjabi films made thesedays. Naresh Kathooria’s dialogue writing has surely instilled humour in the characters.
The story does not go forward from where it was left but the same story gets repeated with different punches. With some additions, the film has been offered to the audiences.
Carry On Jatta 2 has released worldwide with over 2700 shows.Its all India box office figures registered Rs. 2.95 crore on Friday, with a further Rs. 3.25 crore on Saturday. The film’s business on Sunday jumped to Rs. 3.9 crore. Its business has already crossed some of the other recent Hindi releases.